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Post 1 Trooper Receives DUI Award

Date of News Release: 12/14/2016

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Hickory, KY. (December 14, 2016) - The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety recently held its annual Governor’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Awards ceremony in Lexington, KY. The event, which took place on December 13th, honored 205 law enforcement officers from 175 agencies across the Commonwealth for their efforts to target impaired drivers

Statewide in 2015, more than 5,900 crashes involving alcohol and/or drugs in Kentucky resulted in more than 3,100 injuries and 162 fatalities. Kentucky State Police Post 1 made 485 DUI arrests from October 1st, 2015 through September 30th, 2016.

Kentucky State Police Commissioner Richard Sanders commended the aggressive enforcement and awareness efforts

Locally, a Kentucky State Police Trooper from Fulton County was recognized for being the impaired driving enforcement leader for Kentucky State Police, Post 1. Trooper Paul Hale was recognized for making 56 impaired driving arrests from October 1st, 2015 through September 30th, 2016. Trooper Hale has been employed by the Agency since 2014 and is a native of Bardwell, KY in Carlisle County. Pictured with Trooper Hale is KSP Post 1 Lieutenant, Trent Weaver.